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Photo of moldy tampon Danielle Parr says she found. (credit: www.parrforthecourse.com)

Photo of moldy tampon Danielle Parr says she found. (credit: http://www.parrforthecourse.com)

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SAGINAW, Texas (CBS Houston) — A Saginaw woman got the shock of her life after claiming on her blog that she unknowingly purchased a moldy tampon.

Danielle Parr of Saginaw said she found the moldy tampon after opening it “straight out of the box” Tuesday morning.

“I just found a MOLDY TAMPON in a brand new box of Kotex Tampons,” Parr wrote on her blog. “Yeah, you read that right – moldy. Straight out of the box, in it’s sealed little packaging … moldy. Bad moldy.”

Parr told WFAA-TV that she purchased the box of Kotex at a grocery store three weeks prior.

“After I opened this one, I went through and opened the rest, because I was grossed out,” she told the station.

Parr said on her blog she received an apology in an email from Kimberly-Clark Corp., the company that makes Kotex. According to Parr, the spokeswoman said that the mold is “a common environmental species that carries no health risk” and “ is similar in nature to mold on vegetables or in baked goods.”

“To me, it felt like they were brushing it off… like it was no big deal,” Parr told WFAA.

Dr. Jay Staub, a gynecologist, told the station that if a woman used a moldy tampon, it could create health issues.

“If a woman uses a tampon that is contaminated with bacteria, mold, I suppose there can be a risk of infection because you’re putting mold in the vagina,” he told WFAA.

CBS Houston has reached out to Kimberly-Clark for comment.

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